If you have a large or ever growing family, your choice in the past was a little limited. But now there's a huge range of seven seater cars available depending on your needs; if you only need the sixth and seventh seats occasionally, then a smaller crossover or MPV might be suitable. If you're need 6 or 7 seats regularly then a van based vehicle like the VW Caravelle or Transporter shuttle might be more convenient.
The Audi Q7 is the biggest in the current Audi Q range offering 7 seats, six of which can be fitted with child seats, over three rows. Boasting 770-litres of boot space we don't doubt you'll be able to fit everything in, but if you do need a little extra space you can fold down the second row of seats giving you 1,955-litres to play with. All five rear seats split and fold individually so you can arrange them to suit what you need when you need it. Aluminium roof rails fitted as standard on the Q7 make it the perfect practical partner, whilst the rear privacy glass (on some trim levels), give that extra added luxury.
Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer
Keeping the balance between a practical family car and being enjoyable to drive the Citroën Grand C4 SpaceTourer, previously known as the Grand C4 Picasso, is a great 7 seater choice. The spacious interior provides the whole family with the perfect environment to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey. Fold down seat on the second, third and even the front passenger seat help to accommodate any bigger or longer loads. With the seats up the boot space is a generous 632 litres, which grows to 793 litres if you fold the rear seats down.
Fiat 500L Wagon
As the most spacious Fiat 500 ever the Fiat 500L Wagon has all the traits of the Fiat 500 family, but with more space to enjoy. Offering a boot space of 493-litres with the seats up and 1,509-litres with the rear seats down there's room for everyone.
Land Rover Discovery
With an easily configurable layout the Land Rover Discovery cleverly integrates storage and refined comfort. The 7 seats are split across 3 rows and can all be folded up or down independently of each other so it's completely configurable to your needs. Having the full 7 seats up leaves you with 258-litres of boot space, which can be increased to 1,137-litres by folding the back row down and 2,406-litres by folding the second row down.
The Peugeot 5008 offers outstanding modularity with 7 individual seats, all of which can be perfectly configured to meet your needs. Removable seats in row 3 and a flat folding front passenger seat increase it's practicality even further. With the 3rd row seats folded down you can enjoy 952-litres of boot space, which would increase to 1,060 litres if you remove the 3rd row seats completely, folding the second row of seats flat gives you 2,150-litres of space.
Able to offer up to 8 seats the Peugeot Traveller is a multi-purpose vehicle available in two lengths; standard, measuring 4.95m in length, and long, measuring 5.30m. The standard option is perfect for a balance between manoeuvrability and practicality whilst the long option is great for larger families or those who want that bit of extra room. Both versions will seat 8 passengers comfortably with a height of 1.90m so you can still fit into those multi-story car parks if needed. The second and third rows have split seats that can be folded down in different configurations to suit, the seats can also be removed. The boot is able to offer 1,350-litres of space, which goes up to 1,978 if the third row of seats is removed, and also features a rear tailgate window helps you to access your boot even when there's an obstruction
Three rows of full size seats for up to 7 adults in the Volkswagen Sharan mean you're as comfortable as can be. Sliding rear doors make it easier for passengers to get in and out, especially in the tighter car parking spaces, plus if you fold the 2nd and 3rd rows of seats down they make it so much easier to load up. Easily configure the second and third seats to suit who or what you're carrying. Up to 33 different storage compartments and cubbyholes mean you can carry all the essentials without feeling cluttered.
The Volkswagen Touran has an easy entry feature, meaning the seats in the second row can be adjusted backwards or forwards by 200m, making it easier for passengers to access the 3rd row of seating or the luggage compartment. A cargo management system enables you to secure objects into the luggage compartment using side rails, adjustable cover nets, four sliding bag hooks and two straps. Luggage capacity with the 3rd row seats down is 633-litres, which increases to 1,857-litres with the second row folded down too.
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life
Able to flexibly adapt to your varying needs the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life allows you to transport up to 7 people, make larger purchases or transport small pieces of furniture. The third row seats in the caddy can be folded and completely removed if needed to allow for more space, whilst the second row seats can be double folded down if necessary. With the third row seats folded down you'll have 2,850-litres of space, which increases to an impressive 3,030-litres with the second row folded down. A low sill height and even load surface make loading and unloading the boot as easy as possible. Lashing rings in the load compartment of the caddy make safely securing your load easy and an optional luggage net can be added to protect passengers from lose luggage.
Featuring a floor-mounted rail system the Volkswagen Caravelle makes moving or removing seats easy. The two second row seats can swivel 360 degrees or be folded down to make access to the three seat third row bench. A multifunction table in the passenger area, which folds, swivels and adjusts to your height, can be securely moved into many locations. If needed the rear seating can be removed completely to create a large, flat load area.
Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle
An ideal choice for families or large groups the Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle can seat up to nine passengers, including the driver, in comfort. Easy entry seats and sliding doors make it easy for passengers to get in and out with ease. If you're carrying any luggage you can secure it using the lashing eyes.